Jahni Simmons hat-trick propels Dandy Stars to rout in Women’s League
Dandy Stars and Somerset Trojans Big Ballers picked up their first wins of the new season in the Women’s Football League last night at the BFA Field, with Stars hammering Young Men’s Social Club 11-0 in the opening match.
Jahni Simmons opened and closed the scoring for Dandy Stars on her way to a hat-trick, while Rayní Maybury netted twice.
Simmons broke the deadlock in the seventh minute before Alana Burchall doubled the lead five minutes later. Dandy Stars took full control after that, scoring four more times in the first half to lead 6-0 at the break, with Simmons netting her second in the 21st minute.
Jenay Edness made it 4-0 in the 25th before Maybury and Simmons scored the fifth and sixth goals in the 27th and 30th minute.
Alison Mackenzie got on the scoresheet just 20 seconds into the second half after the Social Club defence was penetrated again. Maybury scored her second in the third minute before Ashley DeSilva and KenShae Richardson added single strikes in the 39th and 51st minutes. Simmons completed her hat-trick in the minute of the game.
In the second match, Somerset claimed a win in their first match, defeating PHC Lady Zebras 3-0.
Somerset took the lead in the seventh minute through Symira Lowe-Darrell before Jya Ratteray-Smith made it 2-0 six minutes into the second half. Lowe-Darrell closed out the scoring with her second goal in the 55th minute.